Translation © by Laura Prichard

E stati alquanto come bimbi persi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
E stati alquanto come bimbi persi,
Noi ritrovammo entrambi la favella.
Ed io così m'apersi
A Biondinella.

Son ito a navigar molta marina
E n'ho vedute, delle belle, assai;
Ma come te, Biondina,
Oh, no! Giammai.

Se fui cortese a niuna in altri lidi
D'un sorrisetto, d'un sospir, d'un fiore,
A te, quando ti vidi,
Ho dato il core.

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  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Having been, for awhile", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

Text added to the website: 2004-08-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

Having been, for awhile
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Having been, for awhile, lost children,
We regained the power of speech.
And so I opened my [heart]
To Biondinella.
“I have sailed many seas
And I’ve seen many beauties;
But [as fair] as you, Biondina,
Oh, no! Never.

“Even though I courted none on other shores
With a quick smile, a sigh, or a flower,
To you, when I saw you,
I gave my heart.

Translator's note on line 1-4: Biondinella - literally, the little blonde, or Blondie; in German: Blöndchen.

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Text added to the website: 2016-02-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-02-08 17:32:36
Line count: 12
Word count: 66